This image was inspired by the works of 17th century artists such as Sanchez Cotan,Pieter Claesz,Louise Moillon and Jaques Linard

Image taken with a Nikon D90 using a Sigma 150 f2.8 macro lens the lighting was a single Bowens studio light ( Bodegon paintings would only ever have a single lighting source) with a black background I also used a 09 ND filter to further blacken the background area.

This image also has a personal metaphorical meaning for me with the use of the pocket watch wrapped in the skin of a lemon.
The time on the watch was the time I was born, with each pip symbolising notable events within my life, events that leave a bitter feeling the pips further symbolising the growth of the new from these bitter experiences and how it shapes us as people.


Time is a Lemon is linked to another piece called Times Eye
Please see Times Eye for my reaction on “Time” Thank you

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I am a Photographer and Photographic artist based in Surrey in the UK my inspirations can and do come from anywhere from 17th century artists such as Cotan to other members of the Redbubble community.

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  • Jacqueline Ison
    Jacqueline Isonover 2 years ago

    Wonderful conceptual series! Splendid work.

  • Carl Olsen
    Carl Olsenover 2 years ago

    Wonderful concept and execution Darren.

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderover 2 years ago


  • Thank you very much indeed :o)

    – Darren Bailey LRPS

  • chrythmnove
    chrythmnoveover 2 years ago

  • Evita
    Evitaover 2 years ago

    Beautiful work… Congratulations on your feature!

    The Art Of Still Life Features March 1st 2012

  • Gwoeii
    Gwoeiiover 2 years ago

    Cool timepiece! _

  • Nadya Johnson
    Nadya Johnsonabout 1 year ago

    Your OUTSTANDING work is featured in Cutting Edge! Click the banner to see your artwork in the spotlight and congratulate your fellow featured artists of the week!

    Congratulations, Darren!
    Great work!

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimage10 months ago

    bravo !
    my best, your host (francis).

  • Thank you for selecting my work to be featured within the group :)

    – Darren Bailey LRPS

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